LOCHSA RIVER RAFTING
The Lochsa River is one of the best white water rivers in the world. The Lochsa is a designated National Wild and Scenic River that originates on the western slope of The Bitterroot Mountains, far into the wilds of the Clearwater National Forest. The river quickly gains momentum as it cascades downstream and becomes a river that challenges boaters with countless “big water rapids”. With close to 40 class IV rapids in our standard one day adventure, every trip down the Lochsa is a true whitewater experience.
Our Riley Flats River Camp is the perfect place to warm up and relax while the crew prepares a hot meal that will satisfy any diet. Gourmet meals, food from scratch, are all part of the Zoo Town Surfer experience.
Most of our Lochsa guides are seasoned veterans, some whom have been guiding on the river for over 10 years. We know the river inside and out. We respect it. We love it. Our river professionals will enhance your white-water experience while maintaining the overall safety of your trip. We only dedicated and committed river folks here at ZTS which means one thing: quality guides who have an intimate relationship with the rivers we play and operate on.
When you hear your guide shout “paddle forward!” you know that all the thrills and excitement of the Lochsa River is waiting for you just a few paddle strokes downstream. Prepare yourself!
STANDARD ONE DAY TRIP
Not much has changed on the Lochsa River over the past 50 years. No cell phone service. No gas stations. We like this about the Lochsa River. Thankfully the equipment and gear is about the only thing that has changed. In an attempt to try and disconnect from the daily task and distractions that we have in our everyday life, we keep things simple down here. We offer one trip, same time, every single day. The standard section is from Nine Mile to Knife Edge. At the put in, we will gear up, safety talk, and paddle downstream for 10 miles tackling County Corner, Christmas, and Ten Pin Alley. After floating the “middle 10”, we stop for a delicious lunch at Riley Flats, our private riverside camp. Once your food has settled, it’s time to get back in the raft and crush the big rapids that are waiting for downstream like Grim Reaper and Lochsa Falls. Boom! Are you ready?
Includes all necessary gear